Category: South America Leaders
Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua (re-elected on Nov 6, 2016 with 72.5% of the vote)   Born in La Libertad, Nicaragua, on November 11, 1945, to middle-class parents who were actively opposed to Nicaragua’s dictator, Anastasio Somoza, Ortega was first arrested for his political activities at the age of 15. During the early 1960s,...Read More »

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru

President of Peru

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru (Elected on Jun 5, 2016 with 50.1% of the vote. Turnout is 80.1%) He previously served as Prime Minister of Peru from 2005 to 2006. Kuczynski worked in the United States before entering Peruvian politics. He held positions at both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund before being...Read More »

Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina

President of Argentina

Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina (since Dec 10, 2015) Mauricio Macri is an Argentine civil engineer, businessman and politician, and Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Son of Francisco Macri, a prominent Italian businessman in the industrial and construction sectors, he represented the City of Buenos Aires in the lower...Read More »

Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname

President of Suriname

Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname (since Aug 3, 2010. Re-elected on July 14, 2015) Desiré Delano Bouterse (born 13 October 1945) is a Surinamese politician. As an army officer, he was the de facto leader of Suriname through most of the 1980s, serving as Chairman of the National Military Council. He lead the National...Read More »

David A. Granger, President of Guyana

President of Guyana

David A. Granger, President of Guyana (since May 16, 2015) David Arthur Granger (born 15 July 1945) is a Guyanese politician and retired military officer who has been President of Guyana since 2015. He served for a time as Commander of the Guyana Defence Force and subsequently as National Security Adviser from 1990 to...Read More »

Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay

President of Uruguay

Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay (since Mar 1, 2015) Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas (Spanish pronunciation: [taβaˈɾe raˈmon ˈbaskes ˈrosas]; born January 17, 1940) is a Uruguayan politician who has been President of Uruguay since 2015. He previously served as President from 2005 to 2010. A physician (oncologist) by training, he is a member of the...Read More »

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

President of Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia (since August 8, 2010; re-elected on Jun 15, 2014) Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (born 10 August 1951) is the former Minister of National Defense, and the current President of the Republic of Colombia after winning the 2010 Colombian presidential election on June 20, 2010. Juan Manuel Santos spent...Read More »